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frontiers-of-materials-research   Frontiers of Materials Research A Decadal Survey


Strategic Long-Term Participation by DoD in Its Manufacturing USA Institutes

  • Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey has been released. A PDF version of the report can be downloaded, for free, here.
  • Download the NMMB brochure in PDF
  • Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey will soon be underway.  Visit the study website to learn more about the survey and find out how you can share your input.
  • The Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design (BMED) and the National Materials Advisory Board have merged! Read our statement on the creation of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB).
  • Download the NMMB brochure in PDF
  • Several distinguished speakers, including two Nobel Laureates, spoke about their work on light-based technologies during a public symposium on September 12, 2015 organized by the NMMB and several other professional societies. The event was part of the 2015 International Year of Light as proclaimed by the United Nations and was attended by hundreds of participants. Watch the full video below:


 Combat Vehicle Weight Reduction by Materials Substitution Proceedings of a Workshop


 A New Vision for Center-Based Engineering Research

globalization-of-defense Globalization of Defense Materials and Manufacturing Proceedings of a Workshop


 Upcoming Meetings


National Materials and Manufacturing Board

Board Meetings (2019): Spring Meeting

May 1-2, 2019

Washington, DC



Defense Materials, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure (DMMI) Standing Committee


Workshop Series (2019):


March 19-20, 2019: Domestic Manufacturing capabilities for Critical DoD Applications: Emerging Needs in Quantum Enabled Systems (Summary under development)


July 16-17, 2019: Data Analytics for the Materials Community


November 19-20, 2019: Topic to be Determined

Roundtable on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications (BEMA)

June 13-14, 2019, Woods Hole, Massachusetts



National Nanotechnology Initiative Quadrennial Review

May 22-23, 2019, Irvine, California